24 November 2008

In a Nice Way, Not a Racist Way

You know what I don't see enough of? Kids named after dictators. Apparently, Italy's Movimento Sociale-Fiamma Tricolore felt exactly the same way and is now offering couples containing at least one Italian money to name their children either Benito or Rachele. No word yet on doubling up if both names are used.

The MS-FT insists that the names are really "nice," and not in any way racist or fascist. Which is good, since when a child finds out their identity is a result of their parents accepting money to name them after a dead dictator, they will probably turn into, well, a little Mussolini.

On the other hand, at least the far-right wing party in Italy is attempting to bail out their country's low birth rate rather than some stupid banks. Make love, not complex financial decisions.

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